Developer Sega announced today that Valkyria Revolution – formerly Valkyria: Azure Revolution – will be making its way West in Q2, 2017. The action RPG was originally teased in 2015, and at the time was only slated for a Japanese release.
Deep Silver will be handling the publishing efforts in Europe. The action RPG will be making its way both physically and digitally to PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Vita players will only have access to a digital version of the game.
Here’s the reasoning behind the game’s title change, as per a press release:
1) The way the first Valkyria title was localized had a really nice ring to it: Senjou no Varukyuria (lit. Valkryia of the Battlefield) became Valkyria Chronicles. When faced with Aoki Kakumei no Varukyuria (lit. Valkyria of the Blue Revolution), a literal translation was unwieldy, and difficult from a graphic design standpoint as well, and adding in extra punctuation (e.g. Valkyria: Azure Revolution) didn't help either. So we stuck to a similar cadence of the first Valkyria title and went with a two-word title. Plus:
2) Given how vastly different the two games are (Revolution drops the turn-based gameplay, takes place in a different time period, different world, different almost everything), the new name helps to ensure the two titles stood equal but apart from each other.
The game’s universe started with Valkyria Chronicles in 2008 for the PlayStation 3.